Monday, September 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hi There

Things are wonderful here in Fuzzy land, I hope things are also excellent in your land as you read this blog entry.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A Quote I lIke

Luck is probability taken personally.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

have a great easter!

Be safe. Eat chocolate. Say hi to your Mum for me.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I recently finished listening to an audio book version of China Mieville's Kraken. I grabbed it after mis-reading that it was some
kind of follow on from Mieville's Perdido Street Station, as it plodded through a fairly realistic
London during the 1st part of the book I realised I was misinformed.

I was beginning to think it was going to be a pretty normal who-dun-it.

Then the cracks in Mieville's London opened up and I was swallowed
into a magical and seedy underworld. Much like the protagonist my mind
was left spinning as a long cast of strange and wonderful people enter
into the storyline. I can definitely recommend this book to anyone who
enjoys a good dose of unique fantasy. If you can suspend disbelief and
wrap your head around a ganglord who is a tattoo on another man's back
or that someone can be folded up into a box and re-emerge without any
harm, then dive into Kraken.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I’ve been tinkering and hacking together some extensions for GoogleChrome, even going to the step of setting up a github account where I can managerevisioning. It was while bouncing around other people’s projects ongithub that I became reacquainted with markdown, as there is an optionto save your readme files in markdown format. After realising how daftI’ve been for not employing markdown in my various projects I’ve takena step to rectify this by now parsing posts I make via posterous formarkdown formatting.

yay markdown

  • markdown is so easy and cool


yes it is

if ($displaying=="nicely formatted") { $fuzzy="happy"; }else { $fuzzy="unhappy"; }

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Firefox to Chrome?

You know you're a geek when you decide to make a post about switching web browsers....

With the release of Chrome 10 I'd decided to give it another go. For the last few years I've been a big advocate of Firefox, but the sheer 'cleanliness' and speed of Chrome can not be denied. Until now I'd always found little things with Chrome that kept me from truly falling in love with it. Until a recent release it didn't display my InfoAgent page correctly, taking a dislike to the table intensive layout. I even went so far as haxing up a new pure css based layout just so I could use Chrome for a while, as my InfoAgent page is where I launch virtually all my web surfing from. A few releases back Google decided to be a little more flexible on table layouts and the original version of the page worked again. Side stepping this complaint.

Over my years of Firefox use I'd collected a number of extensions which I now couldn't live with out. Over time, almost all of these (or similar addons) have become available for Chrome; Diigo, Readability, Adblock. However there still isn't versions of the Photobucket uploader (important for me since this is how I collect images to be displayed here on fuzzy's logic) and TabMixPlus.

I was then left with a dislike of the fact that I couldn't move the tab bar from the top of the Chrome window to the bottom, where I'm used to it being. I started using TabMixPlus for Firefox before Firefox ever added native support for tabbed browsing, and the habit was hard to break. It just makes sense to me.... I use a windows manager at the bottom of the screen, surely managing browsing tabs from the bottom of the browser is the logical place. If nothing else, to simply avoid racking up mouse miles. TabMixPlus also added a number of features such as always opening new tabs when I search or type an address into the address bar. Chrome doesn't natively allow this, but there is the alt+enter hotkey to do the same. It'll take me a while to remember to do this every time and I really don't understand why I can't just set an option to make this the default behaviour....

On the Photobucket front, I've found that another similar image collection site does have an uploader addon for Chrome, so I'm now testing Image Spark out. If I don't find any compelling reason not to make the switch from Photobucket to Image Spark I'll continue to consider a permanent switch from Firefox to Chrome. I'll also continue looking for ways to gain more control over Chrome's tab system. Stay tuned for updates on this incredibly interesting topic!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

meta: soundcloud added

As you can see below I've added automatic posting of tracks that I add
to my favourites list over at soundcloud. For those not in the know, its a site
where artists are able to upload their music and get feedback from the
community. It has become the place I go to find dubstep or drum and
bass tracks to listen to while doing mindless data entry at work.

Doing this has reminded me how cool my system is [insert horn tooting
here], as its very simple for me to suck in content from any site
around this wonderful internet.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wonderful Photos

Today I remembered that a while back I'd hooked my InfoAgent up to a
couple of great feeds of photos. The system has collected about 12,000
photos from around the traps now. So I quickly threw together a

I'll work on it some more when I get time, as I'd like to have a way
to view the full size images. But yeah, I thought I'd share.

Musical Diversity

I take some kind of strange pride in the fact that our neighbours, if
they cared to listen, would perhaps doubt that the music they hear
wafting over their fences is coming from selections made by one

From Feed Me
to Chick Corea.

I have to thank Radio Adelaide's Primetime Jazz program for getting me more and more
hooked on jazz.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fringe Fest mini reviews

Over the past few days I've been lucky enough to get along to two
excellent shows at this year's Adelaide Fringe Festival; Tom Tom Crew
and Josh Thomas. Both were excellent and well worth the money.

Tom Tom Crew are an awesome mash up of acrobatics, break dancing, hip
hop, turntablism and incredible drumming, all jammed together in an
hour of frantic action. The skills on display during this show were
really top quality. Its hard to go wrong with buff dudes running and
jumping around with their shirts (and during one section, pants) off
to the thunderous beats of a DJ and live drummer.

I'd only seen Josh Thomas previous on TV and didn't really know what
to expect from his stand up. This year his show features retelling of
some pretty epic moments from his life as well as a hilarious wrap up
of his twitter fight with Ruby Rose. He's a witty bugger who manages
to take some very serious topics and turn them into fodder for some
massive laughs. Impeccable timing and incredible self deprecation all
add up to a wonderful evening of insight into this guy's strange life.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fuzzy Hate: Clipboard Injection

I've noticed a few sites on the web starting to implement javascripts
which will add their URL to the bottom of any text you select and copy
onto your clipboard. The site was the most recent that
I found doing it. I dug through the source code and found that they're
using a system created by a mob called Tracer. I found that adding
this to my adblockplus plugin for firefox has successfully blocked it:


Die in a fire

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Welcome to the twittersphere!

I've been haxing around in the system I use on Fuzzy's Logic and also the backend
of my online rss feed aggregator InfoAgent, implementing a
few twitter related features. What these boil down to are two things:

1) Fuzzy's Logic now has a twitter account of its own; which automatically updates with
headlines of any update to the site.

2) Any links which I click on from InfoAgent are sent to my feed making it easy for any like minded
people to share in the things I find interesting around the internet.

Beyond this, I've done this as a bit of a learning experience to get
my head around the OAuth system which more and more sites are
requiring to access their APIs. I'm just a small step away from being
called a social media expert! Anyone who actually knows what that
means should be laughing along with me at this point, as it has become
somewhat of a slur to refer to someone as this corrupted term. SME's
are like marketing people who can't string together more than 140

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

lil test

Been working on some new behind the scenes stuff, hopefully this test works!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

artsy not safe for work sites you should visit

I occassionally steal the safe for work images from kippage. There I said it. I've been reluctant to pimp the site before, because well.... it has photos of boobs on it alot. But some times it also has starwars and kitten related images, which I also like. To be honest though, when jadz0r finds an image which includes boobs, starwars AND kittens all at once it really cracks me up.

I predict that I'll also be stealing some of the safe for work images from image88. I also predict many classic boobs, formular 1, kitten and geek reference cross over images which will surely be amazingly entertaining too.

Monday, January 24, 2011

geeks who made iphone

I get a strange pleasure from realising that a fair number of the
geeks who developed the iphone are the types of nerds which people who
are in love with their iphone wouldn't be seen dead with.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dear Mr Telstra Tech

Please work your magic on the busted copper phone line linking our
house to the interwebs and allow me to evolve from 3G to ADSL2+!

Thanks in advance,

Monday, January 17, 2011

carbonated fermented beverages and bbq'd meat

An excellent weekend goes into the history books, if only the ones
which dedicate ample room to the amount of beer, cider, punch and
bbq'd meat products I ingest. Which is probably more than you'd
expect. Schutzenfest was amazing, I ate kranksy, I drank wonderful beer
and cider I danced silly dances ato German folk music. All this
excitement was followed up by a wonderful low key bbq at our place on
Sunday. Much food, a little drink and 2nd helpings of interesting

Friday, January 14, 2011


I impressed my boss by near instantly responding to a question which
someone asked him, being able to connect to a network share and open a
spreadsheet file far quicker than him. I smiled at his exclaimation of
surprise at my data recovery swiftness, knowing that my recent
Starcraft 2 training regiem was paying off. My actions per minute stat
impresses people.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Locked Out

On Wednesday, a humourous series of events left me locked out of my new home for 5 hours. I entertained myself pretty well, falling in love with the wonderful backyard. I swept those bricks until they shone and recalled the Sweeper character from Terry Prachett's novels.

Lu-Tze is a character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. His name is based on the Taoist philosopherLao Tse.

He first appeared in the novel Small Gods as a minor character. He was one of the History Monks, a member of a Buddhism-like sect, that maintained Discworld history, based on the huge History Books in their Ramtopmonastery. He spent much of the novel in the background, disguised as a simple sweeper. He also deliberately changed the course of history because he didn't like the way things "should" go, replacing a horrific war with a century of peace.

Lu-Tze had a more substantial role in Thief of Time, in which we learn that he is not a monk at all, but "merely" a sweeper at the Monastery of Oi-Dong. In fact, he uses the same trick (that no-one notices a sweeper) in the monastery as he does when out in the world, and has learnt as much about the nature of time as some of the higher monks simply by tidying up the classrooms. Everyone knows Lu-Tze's name, as one of the best monks on the field, but few realise who he actually is.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


Seasonal platitudes to one and all. My holiday period has been magnificent. I hope that yours has been likewise.

Tailor is (mostly) packed and ready to go. Convoy departs Melbourne at ten hundred hours and will be invading Adelaide at great haste (legal haste).

Thx to everyone who came to the Drette for Farewell Fuzzy NYE party. It was excellent. Mega thx to everyone who came to the casino last night for a last minute "hey we better play some poker before you go!" action.

The extra travelling money will come in handy :)